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ores in the market through the Butte Sampling Works,
of which Major Hornhrook is the manager, and which is now owned by them. '•PROSPECT." T HE subject of an illustration on another page was brought to Montana in 1882 by Mr. Robert Vaughn. We clip the following from Dunston's Spirit of the Turf: In 1882 Mr. R. Vaughn of Sun River, Mont., bought a horse in this State called Prospect, and the animal turns out to be a good prospect as a sire of speed. A deep, rich satin coated bay, fully sixten hands high, a handsome snip on the nose, and poised as gracefully as a dancing master is the horse in question. Prospect had little or no handling previous to coming to this city, but after Mr. Doughty had him in hand for two or three weeks that gentleman nudged us in the ribs one day and slyly remarked: "I'll show you a trotter pretty soon," and he did. The breeding of Prospect is as follows: Bred by Mr. E. R. Moody of Eminence, Ky., foaled in 1875, got by Blood Chief (sire of Fanny Robinson, record 2:20^), son of Blood's Black Hawk; dam Su san Jones, by Ashland Chief (sire of Black Cloud, 2:17«^, and Ashland Kate 2:29^), son of Mambrino Chief (sire of Lady Thorne 2:18^); 2d dam by Blood's Black Hawk; 3d dam by Tecumsch (pacer); 4th dam by Low's Old Copperbottom (pacer). In short, there are no better pedigree between the lids of stud books. We will go a little further, however, and say that the dam of Blood Chief was Miss Duncan, by Scott's Highlander; 2d dam by Aratus, by Director; 3d dam by great Timoleon, sire of Boston, whose blood has added so much to the reputation of Maud S, record 2:08|^. It may also be noticed that Timoleon was a son of the ever to be remembered Sir Archy, whose blood flows co-equal with that of imp Messenger in the American trotting horse. The dam of Ashland Chief was by imp Yorkshire, a noted sire, once owned by Mr. Clay; 2d dam the imp mare Florence, by Mulatto; 3d dam imp Florenstein, by the famous Whis ker, etc. It will thus be seen that Prospect's prospect are first-class to become a number one sire of trotters. Moreover, it should be noticed that Prospect inherits size in a marked degree, as well as finish, being inbred to Highlander, who imparted both to remote genera tions. Once through Mamhrino Chief his grandsire *o Highlander, and once through Miss Duncan his grandam to Highlander. Therefore we are not sur prised to see size a distinguished characteristic with Prospect's colts." Prospect was purchased last spring by the Ruby Dell company of Laurin, M. T., for a sire on their stock farm. That Prospect's colts are fast and inherit good qualities from their sire we can point with pride to Turk Franklin, with a record of 2:21 J^. Turk Frank lin was started in his first race at Charleston and Neal took a great fancy to him, and tried hard to buy the horse. But that is all. Turk Franklin started in five class races, winning four of them. At St. Louis he did not win first money, but was second three times, in 2:20j^, 2:21 and 2:22 x / 2 . The week following he won in the 2:30 class at Terre Haute, Ind., and made 2:22 y 2 • He was started in five free for all races, was first in two, and second in three, and could have beaten 2:20 at Terre Haute. The new owners are to be congratulated on having acquired the ownership of such a valuable animal as Prospect. THE LEXINGTON MINE AND MILL. T HE LEXINGTON MINES are situated near the Alice and Moulton, and were among the first to attract the attention of capitalists to Butte. They com prise a group, located as the Lexington, Atlantic, Wild Pat, Allie Brown, Millsite and Waterloo, all of which are worked through one shaft. This property was pur chased by French capitalists in 1881 for $1,000,000, and incorporated as the " Société Anonyme des Mines de Lexington." The surface improvements are complete. All the underground machinery is run by compressed air. The Lexington mill, which is one of the best in the district, is located a short distance from the main shaft and is reached by a substantial tramway. In this mill there are 60 stamps, and the average capacity is 65 tons per day. In and about the mill there are employed about 160 men in all capacities. The property is in charge of able and experienced miners and its past prosperity is the best compliment to their experience and ability. PYRENEES GOLD MINE, NEAR CABLE, M. T. T HIS MINE was formerly owned by Cameron & Kelly, but is now being worked by a company. C. H. Moore, the superintendent of the company, com menced to prospect the mine in a systematic manner in the summer of 1887, putting in hoisting works consist ing of the latest designs of machinery, including one 50 horse power boiler with double acting hoisting engines, and everything else necessary to work the mine to a depth of 500 feet. This mine has, under the able man agement of the company, been thoroughly prospected to the depth it has attained. The company has a 10 stamp mill, and thus far it has been no trouble to keep it running on the ores of this mine. Kentucky will, in the near future, find in Montana a dangerous rival in horse breeding. Send The Holiday Miner to friends in the East.